Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 November 2031 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | November 2031

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 30 October 2031 at 07:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1935".

Hunter Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 23 days on 28 November 2031 at 23:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 393 / 1346

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 393 of Meeus index or 1346 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes. It is 53 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠281.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠281.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312.6°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 November 2031 at 02:45 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 390 km

The Moon is 405 390 km (251 898 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 522 km (251 358 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 31 October 2031 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 November 2031 at 15:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 2 November 2031 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.333°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.336° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 November 2031 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 14 November 2031 at 21:10 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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